19 October 2017, 18:30 - 19:30
One hundred years ago, the world was rocked by the outbreak of revolution in Russia. It changed the world and the shape of the twentieth century, but how did it change Cambridge? As communist ideas grew in influence and fashion in the 1920s, they inevitably found their way into Cambridge’s colleges and courts. How did the town respond to the creation of what was reported to be a workers’ utopia in the Soviet Union? Using evidence from local and university archives this talk will look at how Cambridge responded to the fall of the Tsar and the rise of the world’s first communist state. Presented by Dr Sean Lang, Senior Lecturer in History at Anglia Ruskin University.
This event is part of Cambridge Festival of Ideas.